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View Poll Results: Do High audio cables make a difference?
Makes no appreciable difference 5 18.52%
It makes a difference, in my bank balance 6 22.22%
It makes a difference, but is not measurable 2 7.41%
The difference is measurable if heard 3 11.11%
As long as the cable is well constructed there is no difference 17 62.96%
They make a difference that is heard 2 7.41%
Yes, the difference is clearly audible and an improvement. 0 0%
Yes, high end cables blow away the stock cables that come with most equipment 1 3.70%
The difference is clearly audible, but not an improvement 0 0%
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post #151 of 234 Old 03-26-16, 08:31 PM
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i'll bite, how much and would you recommend it?
Made it myself for around $30. Yes, I would highly recommend it if your stock power cord is one of those 18/3 (or 18/2) flimsy numbers with super-cheap molded-on attachment plugs. I never actually looked, but I'm sure Tom sent a pretty decent power cord with that fine sub.

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When I got my new sub it just wouldn't perform like I thought so I put this high-end power cord on it and this thing really came to life!

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But of course when I went to attach this fine power cord I noticed I hadn't even attached the one that came with it... oops. Go ahead; ask me how much I paid for it...
BTW, I never plug directly into the wall, power surges do happen.
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I don't remember having to buy power cords when I purchased my SVS subs? Are they not included?
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When I got my new sub it just wouldn't perform like I thought so I put this high-end power cord on it and this thing really came to life! But of course when I went to attach this fine power cord I noticed I hadn't even attached the one that came with it... oops. Go ahead; ask me how much I paid for it...
Well played. I'd guess eleventeenthousand but well worth it based on looks alone.
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The thread is for discussion of audio cables...not power cables, please get back on track.
OK, first of all your system is amazing, the Yammie, the JBL's you could definitely benefit from a cable upgrade.

I would try those same SVS interconnects in your system as a start with the 45 day audition. Get the ones for your sub and the standard ones for your other components.

BTW, we both use the same Monster HTPS 7000 Power conditioner and I congratulate you on your good taste.
Where I see you getting a HUGE bang for the buck lift is speaker cables. I can only speak from experience and have not tried every speaker cable out there but my own JBL's sound great with these:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...speaker-cables

If you have questions feel free to post.

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When I got my new sub it just wouldn't perform like I thought so I put this high-end power cord on it and this thing really came to life!

Attachment 116762

But of course when I went to attach this fine power cord I noticed I hadn't even attached the one that came with it... oops. Go ahead; ask me how much I paid for it...

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OK, first of all your system is amazing, the Yammie, the JBL's you could definitely benefit from a cable upgrade.

I would try those same SVS interconnects in your system as a start with the 45 day audition. Get the ones for your sub and the standard ones for your other components.

BTW, we both use the same Monster HTPS 7000 Power conditioner and I congratulate you on your good taste.
Where I see you getting a HUGE bang for the buck lift is speaker cables. I can only speak from experience and have not tried every speaker cable out there but my own JBL's sound great with these:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...speaker-cables

If you have questions feel free to post.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I have tried different interconnects, and speaker wires in the past. I am perfectly happy with my Monoprice XLRs, and 12 gauge speaker wires.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but I have tried different interconnects, and speaker wires in the past. I am perfectly happy with my Monoprice XLRs, and 12 gauge speaker wires.
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My Monoprice 12 AWG speaker wire made a night and day difference. Really opened my speakers up!
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Based on your system try a nice power cord upgrade on that fine SVS subwoofer. It won't be a subtle improvement, more like a shotgun blast of POWER
@Ed Mullen . Is there any light you might shed?


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